Katie Grubbs and Leah Henning discuss Terry Pratchett’s novel Wyrd Sisters.

-Brief bio of Terry Pratchett
-Our past experiences with Pratchett
-Brief background on Wyrd Sisters: where does it fit in the Pratchett canon?
-Very brief plot summary of Wyrd Sisters

-Question 1: This book is an obvious Shakespearean adaptation, so where are places in the novel that we see Shakespeare?
-Question 2: What feminist ideas/representations do we spot in this novel?
-Question 3: Thinking about the “Christian” side of Christian feminist, what value do we see for Christians in reading novels by confirmed secular humanists like Pratchett?

Katie: Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood; Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching books

Leah: Shakespeare’s Macbeth“Was Terry Pratchett a Feminist?”

2 thoughts on “The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #82: Wyrd Sisters, by Terry Pratchett”
  1. I just stumbled upon your podcast about Wyrd Sisters and it is the most enjoyable discussion of Terry Pratchett philosophy that I have had the pleasure of listening to in a long time.
    I would love you to look at more of his books from a Christian/ historical/ feminist point of view.
    Thank you for taking the time and id love to hear your views on more of his books if you find the time.
    Z (from the chalk, england)

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Zena! It’s always a joy to find others who appreciate the genius of Pratchett’s work. We’ll work on exploring some more of his stuff in the future.


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